Having a stiff pain in your shoulder joint can be extremely frustrating when you are trying to be mobile. If you are an independent person, it’s even more difficult when you have to rely on others because you have shoulder issues. A frozen shoulder is another name for adhesive capsulitis, which is characterized by stiffness in the shoulder joint. The risk of this developing may increase if you are recovering from a medical procedure or condition that has completely prevented the use and movement of the arm.
Frozen Shoulder Development
A frozen shoulder doesn’t just happen overnight. Instead, it develops slowly over a period of time. During the freezing stage is when the pain is noticeable and the range of motion becomes limited. This can last months before it hits the actual frozen stage. Throughout this stage, the stiffness increases and movement becomes extremely difficult. Most hope that after they have undergone those two stages that they will experience the thawing stage and see improvements.
Just like any sore muscle, bodywork or massages are highly recommended to improve the mobility. Doctors typically recommend some sort of therapeutic remedy for injuries that aren’t bone related. The common mistake is that the person with the injury underestimates the work that needs to be performed because of the lack of time or money. Of course, a massage will help the muscle after the first time, but one time won’t finish the entire healing process. The massage techniques are broken down in different moderations to increase the blood circulation and release the tension in the muscles. Going back for multiple sessions is what will really help to relax the frozen shoulder and increase the natural mobility. Typically, a trigger point massage can also help this process. Utilizing this technique will slowly make sure the circulation is improving rather than trying to heal the joints too quickly. San Diego chiropractors do a great job at making sure the healing experience is positive and filled with results.